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9 Iraqi security staff, 18 Daesh fighters killed in Mosul

July 6, 2017 at 9:06 am

Smoke rises as the clashes continue between Iraqi Army forces and Daesh terrorists in Mosul, Iraq on 12 June 2017 [Yunus Keleş/Anadolu Agency]

Nine members of the Iraqi security services and 18 members of Daesh were killed during armed confrontations yesterday afternoon in the Old City of Mosul.

Major General Aifan Al-Dulaimi, the head of the Rapid Response Division, told the Anadolu Agency: “Fighting is continuing in the areas of Dhaka Baraka, Ras Al-Kor, Al-Shaareen market, Nineveh Street, Najafi and Sheikh Abu Al-Ola Street within the old area”.

He added that “four members of the Federal Police Forces have been killed and three members of the rapid reaction forces including a lieutenant as well as a soldier and a lieutenant officer from the counter-terrorism forces during confrontations with the terrorist group.”

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Nine members of the Federal Police Forces were wounded during the fighting, he explained.

“Eighteen gunmen were also killed while the forces detained five others; two of them foreigners, and confiscated weapons of various types.”